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Team Profiles

Team Profiles

Lalit Guglani, BTech, MBA, Manager, Scaleup Programs and Services

Lalit is a former CEO of four different small to medium enterprises turned innovator, educator, mentor, coach and investor in early stage enterprise nurturing innovation and growth. He has extensive experience in nurturing, turning around and growing businesses across different industries. He has experience in, operations, technical services, projects, sales and marketing, finance and supply chain in diverse environments prior to becoming CEO.

Lalit has put together and implemented successful programs for educating aspiring entrepreneurs in Toronto, managed incubators, run pitch competitions, business model validation experiential programs, in Canada and abroad.

He has over 40 years of experience and is conversant with all aspects of business and has wide experience in identifying the issues/opportunities and developing and deploying an integrated solution to achieve the bottom line.

He holds BTech, MBA and is qualified Lean Launchpad educator.

Gabriella Zoltan-Johan, BEcon, MBA, APEC CBC, Manager, Startup Programs and Services
Gabriella has over 30 years’ international experience in a variety of industries in Europe, US and Canada, including the educational sector, and agro-technology and electronics technology R&D companies. At Centennial College, Gabriella is working with faculty, staff, students, alumni, government and businesses, providing innovation and entrepreneurship support, and engaging all stakeholders to promote economic development through research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Gabriella’s core strengths include research, business and strategic planning, marketing, and project and innovation management. She was the Senior Researcher and team lead for a Local Labour Market study examining the economic integration of newcomer women in East Toronto.

Gabriella has a BEcon from Corvinus University (Budapest) and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (Toronto). She is an APEC Certified Business Counsellor and currently working on her Certificate in Research Management.